Capturing a great take is the starting point for any well-produced track. Here, Joe Albano shares some of his studio secrets for getting the perfect guitar and bass sound at source.
Cubase made its name as a MIDI sequencer for external hardware and that's still a popular way to use it. Matt Hepworth walks you through the building blocks of the setup.
Get a quick guide to everything you need to know to capture DI electric guitar in Logic Pro and use Amp Designer to find a great tone. This video shows you how.
Even vocals that have been performed well can sometimes struggle to sit in a mix. Joe Albano shows you some of his pro tips for coping in these situations.
The Patcher in FL Studio may not be so well know, but it's an incredibly powerful way to build instrument and FX chains. Here, Rishabh Rajan explains why you should be using it.
What's the secret to making great-sounding orchestral parts? As Jay Asher explains, it's all in the sauce. Read on to find out the recipe...
Creating your own samples is a great way to make new, unique and inspiring tracks. Here are four ways you can do it - which one will you choose?
Do you know the difference between mic, line and instrument inputs? Joe Albano explains in this short video.
Understanding the different skills required at different stages of the production process will make your life easier. Here's why.
The Leslie speaker effect can be heard on countless hit records. But how does it work, and why do we like hearing it so much? Joe Albano explains all.
Patchbays are not always well understood but they're a core part of many recording studios. Joe Albano explains everything you ever wanted to know about them.
Apple's latest iPad Pro models are the most powerful it's ever made, and have a new design. Should musicians and producers take the plunge, or look elsewhere?
Playlists are one of Pro Tools' most useful features, but not everyone knows about them. Matt Vanacoro explains why you should be using them for recording and editing.
Combining Instrument Rack Chain Selections with automation, modulation devices, follow actions and more in Live can open new realms of creative possibility.
Multiband compression can be one of the lesser-understood types of processing but used correctly, it's one of the most powerful ways to control a mix. Joe Albano explains how and when to use it.